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“Tenable” questions, Tuesday 20 September 2022 [Series 6 Episode 1]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began today, Tuesday 20 September. Here are the questions and answers for today’s show, Series 6 Episode 1 (S6Ep1).

As with Series 5 last year, I plan to post one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.

The Questions

Tuesday 20 September 2022

[S6Ep1] Team name: Blackpool Power

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ‘DGE’ [The first 10 of these words alphabetically, as listed in Chambers 21st century dictionary on chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and appears in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 1 February 2022.]

Round 2: 10 books with colours in the title by author [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 authors who have written a book with a colour in the title and the year each book was published; we’re looking for the titles of the 10 corresponding books.”]

The clues: Anthony Burgess (1962) / Anna Sewell (1877) / EL James (2011) / Thomas Harris (1981) / Alice Walker (1982) / Stephen King (1996) / Emmuska Orczy (1905) / Ian Serraillier (1956) / Judith Kerr (1971) / Zadie Smith (2000)

Round 3: The last 10 players to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship more than once [Up to and including the Championships in 2021.]

Round 4: 10 countries that are birthplaces of artists [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 major artists; we are looking for the modern day country in which each of the artists was born.”]

The clues: Gustav Klimt / Rene Magritte / Berthe Morisot / Amedeo Modigliani / Katsushika Hokusai / Frida Kahlo / Vincent van Gogh / Edvard Munch / Wassily Kandinsky / Georgia O’Keeffe

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 surnames of US presidents alphabetically [As of December 2021; “for fairness Martin van Buren is not a ‘Tenable’ answer”.]

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 English and Scottish cities that begin with the letters ‘D-I’ [As of December 2021; Hull is not a ‘Tenable’ answer, as its full name is Kingston-Upon-Hull.]

How the team fared

Tuesday 20 September 2022, S6Ep1, Blackpool Power

All 5 members of Blackpool Power made it to the final and won 17k by naming all 10 of the English and Scottish cities that begin with the letters ‘D-I’.

Questions and Answers

Tuesday 20 September 2022

[S6Ep1] Team name: Blackpool Power

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ‘DGE’ [The first 10 of these words alphabetically, as listed in Chambers 21st century dictionary on chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and appears in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 1 February 2022.]

Badge / Bodge / Budge / Cadge / Dodge / Fudge / Hedge / Judge / Kedge / Ledge

Round 2: 10 books with colours in the title by author [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 authors who have written a book with a colour in the title and the year each book was published; we’re looking for the titles of the 10 corresponding books.”]

The clues: Anthony Burgess (1962) / Anna Sewell (1877) / EL James (2011) / Thomas Harris (1981) / Alice Walker (1982) / Stephen King (1996) / Emmuska Orczy (1905) / Ian Serraillier (1956) / Judith Kerr (1971) / Zadie Smith (2000)

The answers: A Clockwork Orange / Black Beauty / Fifty Shades of Grey / Red Dragon / The Color Purple / The Green Mile / The Scarlet Pimpernel / The Silver Sword / When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit / White Teeth

Round 3: The last 10 players to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship more than once [Up to and including the Championships in 2021.]

Andy Murray / Novak Djokovic / Rafael Nadal / Roger Federer / Pete Sampras / Stefan Edberg / Boris Becker / John McEnroe / Jimmy Connors / Bjorn Borg

Round 4: 10 countries that are birthplaces of artists [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the names of 10 major artists; we are looking for the modern day country in which each of the artists was born.”]

The clues: Gustav Klimt / Rene Magritte / Berthe Morisot / Amedeo Modigliani / Katsushika Hokusai / Frida Kahlo / Vincent van Gogh / Edvard Munch / Wassily Kandinsky / Georgia O’Keeffe

The answers: Austria / Belgium / France / Italy / Japan / Mexico / Netherlands / Norway / Russia / United States

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 surnames of US presidents alphabetically [As of December 2021; “for fairness Martin van Buren is not a ‘Tenable’ answer”.]

Adams / Arthur / Biden / Buchanan / Bush / Carter / Cleveland / Clinton / Coolidge / Eisenhower

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 English and Scottish cities that begin with the letters ‘D-I’ [As of December 2021; Hull is not a ‘Tenable’ answer, as its full name is Kingston-Upon-Hull.]

Derby / Dundee / Durham / Edinburgh / Ely / Exeter / Glasgow / Gloucester / Hereford / Inverness

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